ERIC Number: ED334275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug-26
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring Progress toward the National Education Goals: Public Testimony, Volume 2. Summary of Testimony on Measures for 1991 Progress Report.
National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.
This paper reviews public testimony that was presented at the National Education Goals Panel (NEGP) Regional Forums concerning recommendations by the six NEGP Resource Groups (RGPs). The RGP recommendations focus on ways of measuring/monitoring the nation's/states' progress toward meeting the President's and governors' six national education goals. Between April 12 and May 17, 1991, eight governors conducted NEGP Regional Forums attended by almost 3,000 people, with between 200 and 400 present at each forum. The forums allowed governors and their representatives, regional experts, state and local officials, and the public to offer oral testimony and engage in dialogue with NEGP members. NEGP RGP representatives presented their preliminary recommendations concerning the six goals, heard public comment, and provided the RGPs with feedback for use in preparing their final recommendations. The NEGP also held forums at the April meetings of two national organizations. Patterns in general comments from public testimony are outlined, including support for the goals; need for more than goals and reports; successful goal-related programs; the arts and foreign languages; outcomes and inputs; funding; need for broad involvement and the accommodation of diversity; maintaining local control; teacher-related issues; the purpose and audience of the 1991 NEGP Progress Report; and definition questions. Patterns in public testimony on: readiness for school (Goal 1); high school completion (Goal 2); student achievement and citizenship (Goal 3); science and mathematics (Goal 4); adult literacy and lifelong learning (Goal 5); and safe, disciplined, and drug-free schools (Goal 6) are then provided, along with sample comments and quotations about each goal. (RLC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Advisory Committees, Annual Reports, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Indicators, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Measurement Techniques, Meetings, National Programs, Public Opinion, Regional Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Goals Panel, Washington, DC.